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Poster: patourkid Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We the people..

To say that Jerry hit wrong notes because he didn't always follow a scale to the note is missing the point of the deads music to me, the point was it wasn't predictable. Most "pop" music is terribly predictable because the music follows very rigid boring structures. A lot of the greatest musicians (old timey Blues in particular) were never educated by books, IE. learning music theory, they just played by what sounded right. A lot of the times it followed a scale just by coincidence. Classic composers follows rigid scales and modes because in order to comprise vast layers of music with input from only one musician there must be a set language and means to describe ideas with. the dead didn't adhere to any one persons Ideas and they just used a scale or a mode as a very general idea of where to take they're exploration. Thats my take on it.....